Irish Eyes are Smiling”” today as we celebrated with an early St. Patrick’s Day party! Chester’s Fried Chicken, White and Green Cake and Green Sherbet Punch to boot! Wishing everyone the” Luck of the Irish” in finding your “Pot of Gold”!
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Callaway Good Life Center February 2019 Employee of the Month
Congratulations to our February Employee of the Month, Laurie DeLaune
Laurie has been a C N A for the Callaway Good Life Center for the past 8 years. She has recently taken on the duties of Restorative Aide as well.
Laurie enjoys being outdoors, sewing and playing the piano. She has 3 daughters, Emily, Shalina, Michaela and husband Brad. Laurie also has 4 grandchildren, Neal, Rebecca, Jack and Penelope.
Laurie’s co-workers had this to say about her, “Laurie is a huge help on transports. She lends a hand with loading and unloading, securing straps and seeing to the comfort of our residents. She knows her way around the hospitals and makes sure our resident is where they need to be. The time driving goes by so quickly because of the lively chit-chat. Thank You Laurie for riding along!”
We asked Laurie why she enjoys her job and she had this to say, “I enjoy the interaction with our residents. They’ve become family. It’s a good feeling to be able to care for their needs, comfort them and enjoy life with them.
Laurie, your quiet demeanor is soothing. You get your job done and you are not afraid to take on new responsibilities. Thank You for your service!
Congratulations to our January 2019, Employee of the Month, Melissa Jorgenson.
Melissa is the Environmental Services Director for CGLC. She oversees the housekeeping and laundry activities. She is also in charge of making sure we are all safe while we work. Melissa began her career as a Certified Nursing assistant, and has taken on the role of EVS Director. She also does the purchasing and handles the organization of all the supplies. On top of all of her duties here she also works as the Assistant manager at the Grand Generation Manor, is an active EMT and on the Callaway Fire Department.
Melissa is married to Pat Jorgenson and they have a charming daughter named Alley. We look forward to Family get-togethers because she brings Alley, who jumps right in and helps! She enjoys walking and hiking, and spending time with her daughter, grandparents and amazing friends.
Melissa’s co-workers nominated her and had this to say about her, “Melissa saw I was trying to load my 11 chairs and folding table in my vehicle after the Family Christmas Party and she came over, loaded the bags of table cloths in my Durango and helped load the chairs and table for me. It was much appreciated after a long day. Thank You Melissa!” They also wrote, “Melissa did a great job organizing, planning and hosting our facility Christmas party. Everyone seemed to enjoy it!”
We asked Melissa why she loves what she does, and she replied, “I enjoy what I do at CGLC because every day I get to learn from experienced, knowledgeable, and charming people who always fill my days with joy. Every single person at CGLC has their talents and special gifts and I love to see the interactions between the employees and residents. I love to hear the memories they share, and to help make a difference any way I can. It isn’t considered “work” if you enjoy what you do.”
We are grateful that Melissa is on our staff. Not only is she a caring person and hard worker, but her dedication to her job means we are all better off and can serve our residents to the best of our ability. Thank you Melissa for all you do.
Congratulations to our December Employee of the Month, Darci Barnes!
Darci began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant with the Good Samaritan Society at Callaway. She work for Good Samaritan for 10 years and then stayed on when the transition to Callaway Good Life Center was made. Darci has a patient soul and a calming presence and is loved by all the residents. Darci is a member of the QAPI Team and volunteers for quality committees to ensure that the residents are getting the best care possible. Darci is always ready to lend a hand and a smile.
Darci loves spending time with her family, mom-Barb, dad-Don, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and her children Bobbi who is 20, and twins, Anna and Ivy Tullis, both 12 years old, and cat Lewis who is 1.5 years old! She is also an avid reader.
Darci was nominated by 3 of her co-workers, who said this, “Darci stayed at the facility thru out the storm to ensure that she worked her scheduled shifts and to ensure residents’ needs were met. Darci has 2 children at home that she arranged for their safety and and care also. Thank You!” “Darci is always quick to lend a helping hand. She picks up extra shifts and comes in extra when we have a call in. Darci is also one of the best team players when it comes to new staff. She helps get the newbies trained and trained properly and she never grumbles. Darci always puts our resident first and her years of dependability definitely help to make her a wonderful and loving C N A.” “Darci is a great team player, she’s always willing to help out when needed. Darci puts the residents first. We appreciate all your hard work Darci, Thank you!
We asked Darci why she likes what she does and she explained, “I love making a difference in people’s lives. I love the knowledge I have gotten from our residents and I love getting to know their families. I have met some really amazing people over the years!”
Congratulations to our November Employee of the Month, Natalie Trumbull!
Natalie is currently a brand new C N A for our facility! She began her career at the Good Life Center as a dietary aide. After taking the C N A course and getting her certificate, she transferred to nursing. Congratulations on your success.
Natalie is the daughter of Dan and Jo Trumbull and a junior at the Callaway High School. She enjoys playing volleyball, watching Husker football and volleyball, and working out with her niece Rylee.
Natalie’s co-workers said this of her, “Natalie worked very hard to get her C N A certificate. She was dependable in dietary and has brought that dependability to nursing. She works hard but I see her smiling when she comes in. That tells me that she enjoys her work. Congrats on getting your C N A and thank you for working here!”
We asked Natalie why she likes working at CGLC and she said, “Helping people has always been something I’ve loved. If I can make at least one person smile, I know I have done my job. Helping them is my way of giving back and saying, ‘Thank-You!’. I love my job at the Callaway Good Life Center!
November was Hospice Month! We celebrated on Thursday November 28th, hosting a Fiesta Luncheon with yummy Mexican food and Margaritas (non-alcoholic of course) with our Asera Care Hospice team! Thank you to Asera Care Hospice for your loving and compassionate care you give our residents and families! We love working with you!
Pictured is Sue Oman (DON), Karen Bomberger (Office Manager), Shari Sheppard and Lanett Conroy (Chamber Members)
The Callaway Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting for CGLC November 1, 2018. Thank you Senator Matt Williams for joining us!